S&P affirms Standard Life's 'A+' rating

Follows proposed £2.2bn sale of Canadian business


Border crossing?

Scotland-based insurance companies have drawn up contingency plans ahead of the referendum on independence. In the event of a 'yes' vote they could even move south of the border, as Hugo Coelho reports


Standard Life sells Canadian unit for £2.2bn

Disposal signals transition to capital-light business model


Standard Life cashes in on UK pension reforms

Group reaffirms concerns about potential impact of Scottish independence


European insurers see embedded values rise

New business aiding recovery says Milliman


IERM Comment: reform and reinvigorate

A focus on solvency and improving underwriting has been a real boon for Lloyd's


Bidding farewell to Lime Street

In his last media interview before departing to join Standard Life as CFO in August, Lloyd's director of finance and operations Luke Savage talks to InsuranceERM editor Marcus Alcock about the market's recent upgrade, outperforming its peers, and the final leg of preparations for Solvency II.


Insurance asset managers grapple with Solvency II challenges

Solvency II will impact how insurers manage their assets, but the effects will depend on their size and the business mix. Christopher Cundy and Hardeep Dhillon report from InsuranceERM's Insurance Asset Risk conference


Aviva Investors adds to multi-asset team

Ian Pizer joins from Standard Life Investments


L&G reports 40% drop in individual annuities

But growth in bulk annuities more than makes up for decline